2012 Oscars

2012 Oscar Winners, 2012 Oscar Nominees

2012 Oscar Winners - LISTED BELOW in RED!


The 84th Annual Academy Awards - 2012 Oscar Winners - COMPLETE LIST BELOW!


2012 Best Picture Oscar Nominees

1 The Artist
2 The Descendants
3 The Help
4 Midnight In Paris
5 Moneyball
6. Hugo
7. Tree Of Life
8. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
9. War Horse


2012 Best Actress Oscar Nominees

1 Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
2 Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
3 Viola Davis - The Help
4 Rooney Mara - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
5
Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn


2012 Best Actor Oscar Nominees

1 George Clooney - The Descendants
2 Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
3 Brad Pitt - Moneyball
4 Jean Dujardin - The Artist
5
Demián Bichir - A Better Life


2012 Best Director Oscar Nominees

1 Martin Scorsese - Hugo
2 Terrence Malick - Tree Of Life
3 Woody Allen - Midnight In Paris
4 Alexander Payne - The Descendants
5 Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist


2012 Best Short Film (Animated) Oscar Nominees

1 Dimanche/Sunday
2 The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
3 La Luna
4 A Morning Stroll
5 Wild Life

2012 Best Documentary (Short) Oscar Nominees

1 The Barber of Birmingham
2 God Is the Bigger Elvis
3 Incident in New Baghdad
4 Saving Face
5 The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom


2012 Best Short Film (Live Action) Oscar Nominees

1 Pentecost
2 Raju
3 The Shore
4 Time Freak
5 Tuba Atlantic


2012 Best Original Screenplay Oscar Nominees

1 The Artist
2 Bridesmaids
3 Margin Call
4 Midnight In Paris
5
A Separation

It would have been hard to justify The Artist winning this award since the film had no dialogue.

2012 Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar Nominees

1 The Descendants

2 Hugo
3 Ides Of March
4 Moneyball
5
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


2012 Best Original Song Oscar Nominees

1 Man Or Muppet (The Muppets)
2 Real In Rio (Rio)


2012 Best Original Score Oscar Nominees

1 The Adventures Of Tintin
2 The Artist
3 Hugo
4 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
5
War Horse


20 minutes of the "original score" of The Artist was lifted from the Alfred Hitchcock movie Vertigo.

2012 Best Supporting Actor Oscar Nominees

1 Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn
2 Jonah Hill - Moneyball
3 Nick Nolte - Warrior
4 Max Von Sydow - Extremely Loud...
5 Christopher Plummer - Beginners

2012 Best Visual Effects Oscar Nominees

1 Harry Potter 7: Part 2
2 Hugo
3 Real Steel
4 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
5 Transformers 3


2012 Best Animated Feature Film Oscar Nominees

1 A Cat In Paris
2 Chico & Rita
3 Kung Fu Panda 2
4 Puss In Boots
5 Rango

2012 Best Documentary (Feature) Oscar Nominees

1 Hell And Back Again
2 If A Tree Falls
3 Paradise Lost 3
4 Pina
5 Undefeated

2012 Best Sound Mixing Nominees

1 Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
2 Hugo
3 Moneyball
4 Transformers 3
5 War Horse


2012 Best Sound Editing Oscar Nominees

1 Drive
2 Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
3 Hugo
4 Transformers 3
5
War Horse


2012 Best Editing Oscar Nominees

1 The Artist
2 The Descendants
3 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
4 Hugo
5 Moneyball


2012 Best Supporting Actress Oscar Nominees

1 Jessica Chastain - The Help
2 Octavia Spencer - The Help
3 Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs
4 Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
5
Berenice Bejo - The Artist


2012 Best Foreign Film Oscar Nominees

1 Bullhead
2 Monsieur Lahzar
3 A Separation
4 Footnoote
5
In Darkness


2012 Best Makeup Oscar Nominees

1 Albert Nobbs
2 Harry Potter 7: Part 2
3 The Iron Lady

2012 Best Costume Design Oscar Nominees

1 Anonymous
2 The Artist
3 Hugo
4 Jane Eyre
5
W.E.


2012 Best Cinematography Oscar Nominees

1 The Artist
2 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
3 Hugo
4 Tree Of Life
5
War Horse

2012 Best Art Direction Oscar Nominees

1 The Artist
2 Harry Potter 7: Part 2
3 Hugo
4 War Horse


Check out Tim Nasson's 2012 Oscar Predictions. He did better than most, worst than some.

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Billy Crystal is the host the 84th Annual Academy Awards. The comedian revealed the news through his Twitter page on November 10, 2011. This will mark the ninth time that Billy Crystal is Oscars host. Only Bob Hope has hosted more Academy Awards presentations, with 19 ceremonies between 1940 and 1978. Billy Crystal last hosted the Academy Awards in 2004.

Billy Crystal

Each January, the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to the Academy Awards. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the Oscar telecast in February, when hundreds of millions of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in filmmaking. The Oscars reward the previous year’s greatest cinema achievements as determined by some of the world’s most accomplished motion picture artists and professionals. The Academy’s roughly 6,000 members vote for the Oscars using secret ballots, which are tabulated by the international auditing firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. The auditors maintain absolute secrecy until the moment the show’s presenters open the envelopes and reveal the winners on live television.

And the 2012 Oscars Go To...

The 2012 Academy Awards are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in up to 25 categories. Members select winners from as many as five nominees in each category, which are determined by members of the relevant Academy branch. (For instance, only film editors may nominate for the Achievement in Film Editing award.) The only exceptions are the Best Picture category, for which nominees are selected by the entire membership, and the Best Foreign Language films, which are nominated by a committee of members drawn from all branches. In addition to the regular annual awards conferred by the membership, the Board of Governors is empowered to bestow Scientific and Technical Awards, Honorary Awards, Special Achievement Awards and other honors. Learn more about all the awards here. Broadcast rights to the annual Oscar telecast provide the majority of the revenue for the organization’s rich and varied year-round activities.

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced (November 9, 2011) that Eddie Murphy has withdrawn as host of the 84th Academy Awards. "I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well," said Sherak.

Commented Eddie Murphy, "First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support each party's decision with regard to a change of producers for this year's Academy Awards ceremony. I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I'm sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job."

Brett Ratner, who was hired as producer of the Oscars, resigned on November 7, 2011, (before being fired), in part for making comments such as: "Rehearsing is for fags," after a screening of his film Tower Heist at L.A.'s Arclight Cinemas.

Brett Ratner went out for a Q&A, and when asked by the moderator whether he prepares and rehearses with his actors before shooting a scene, Ratner waved his hand dismissively and said, "Rehearsing is for fags."

Brett Ratner had lobbied for Eddie Murphy to be the host of the Oscars.


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The Academy really DOESN'T like Ryan Gosling. He was worthy of two Oscar nominations this year, and eligible to be nominated for one, either for his role in Drive or The Ides Of March, but was snubbed, as he was last year for his Oscar worthy performance in Blue Valentine.

Drive star Albert Brooks, who many thought would end up taking home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, was not even nominated.

Steven Spielberg, whose War Horse was bestowed with a token Best Picture Oscar nomination, (now that the Best Picture Oscars slot can include up to 10 nominees), was shut out of the Best Director Oscar nominees race.

Leonardo DiCaprio was left on the cutting room floor this time. His role as J. Edgar was ignored, as was the movie completely, directed by Hollywood favorite and icon, Clint Eastwood.

Tilda Swinton, a former Oscar winner and a marvel in We Need To Talk About Kevin, was shunned for her role in the disturbing yet fantastic film.

The Flowers Of War, starring Oscar winner Christian Bale, and from fledgling studio Wreckin Hill, was missing from the Oscar nominees list, as well. Not surprising, as the studio seems to have little money and didn't even screen the movie for most critics, let alone Academy members.

Many, with virtually the exception of Wild About Movies, thought that Kirsten Dunst would receive a Best Actress Oscar nod for Melancholia. She didn't. Nor did the film by Lars Von Trier grab any Oscar nominations.

Angelina Jolie's In The Land Of Blood And Honey, a movie which is really much-ado-about-nothing, was rightfully shut-out, completely, of the 2012 Oscars race. The film is her directorial debut.

However, Angelina Jolie has reason to celebrate, as her lover, Brad Pitt, was nominated for his role playing Billy Beane in Moneyball.

THE most surprising 2012 Oscar nomination - Jonah Hill, for his role as Best Supporting Actor in Moneyball, opposite Brad Pitt.

The second biggest surprise nomination... Demián Bichir, receiving a Best Actor nomination for his role in the hardly seen A Better Life.

Thankfully, Madonna's W.E. received only one Oscar nomination, and it was not for her direction, rather Costume Design.

The dreadful Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close benefited from the potential 10 Best Picture Oscar nominees slots, grabbing one of this year's nine.

However, the film's director, Stephen Daldry, who had been nominated for each of the three movies he previously directed, (Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader) failed to score a Best Director nomination. The film's main stars, Oscar winners themselves, Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, were also shut out. The only other Oscar nomination of substance the film received was a Best Supporting Actor nod for Max Von Sydow, who will be fighting it out with fellow 83 year old Best Supporting Actor nominee Christopher Plummer (Beginners).

We're extremely loud and happy that the NC-17 rated Shame, the most overrated and one of the worst movies of 2012, was snubbed, receiving not one 2012 Oscar Nomination.

As usual, Harry Potter was put in the corner. The final in the Harry Potter big screen franchise, which many thought had a possibility of a Best Picture Oscar nomination, failed to capture any major magic, earning only technical Oscar nominations.

The movie with the most 2012 Oscar Nominations? Hugo. The Martin Scorsese film earned 11 Academy Awards Nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. It is one of the few movies in Oscar history to have the three biggest nominations - picture, director, screenplay - yet receive absolutely no acting nominatons.

The Artist, a Best Picture frontrunner, received 10 Academy Award Nominations.

The Help, once considered a 2012 Oscars frontrunner for Best Picture, received only 4 Academy Award Nominations, thus rendering it almost impossible to win Best Picture, let alone any other Oscar.

Only one of the 9 nominees for 2012 Best Picture Oscars earned more than $100 million (as of Oscar nominations date 2012) - The Help.

None of the films nominated for 2012 Best Director Oscars earned $100 million (as of Oscar nominations date 2012). And out of all 'acting' nominees' movies, only two earned $100 million or more; The Help and Bridesmaids.


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